After being given information about a 200yd stretch of the river where 2 barbel have been reputed to have been caught already this season I spent an evening searching water with a few pints of maggots and my trotting gear.
Despite being subjected to an all out assault by the rivers minnow population i have found a lovely undercut bank which drops away to an 8ft hollow. I reckon this little pot of a swim gove fish excellent cover and a steady supply of food. Next time I get the time, I will be leaving the maggots at home and using two tip rods, one with luncheon meat, the other halibut pellet. Maybe i will even do a little pre-baiting.
manchester fishing Irwell Ribble Trout
Thats whats its all about, finding them – once they are there you will catch them.
well deserved if you do….
but i hope to beat you to it!!!!
Mike , just a little photo.. or even an Ordinance reference….after you catch your quarry.Which bank of the Irwell , Salford or Bury side…
Only Joking , I hope you catch one – or better still catch a lot.
Regards Sam (Salford)
Mike Duddy says
thanks for your comments 🙂
hi mike still waiting for the follow up to the barbel quest, hope it makes positive reading! keep the good work up good site